Prayer at the Market
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“Prayer at the Market,” Friend, July 2019

Prayer at the Market

Friend Magazine, 2019/07 Jul

Illustrations by Katie McDee

Valerie and Mama walked to the market. Valerie saw colorful fruits and silver fish. She smelled the beautiful flowers for sale. Valerie looked around. Where was Mama? Valerie was scared. She folded her arms and bowed her head. She whispered, “Heavenly Father, please help me find Mama.Valerie waited. Then she heard someone calling her name. There was Mama! “Thank you, Heavenly Father,” Valerie whispered. Valerie was happy she could pray when she needed help.

When I Pray …

Friend Magazine, 2019/07 Jul

Ask your parents to help you fill in the blanks about prayer.

My eyes are _______________ so I can think about my Heavenly Father.

I use respectful words like “I thank Thee for” and “Please bless” to talk to Heavenly Father. At the end of my prayer, I say “In the name of ________ _______, amen.”

My arms are _________________ . I am calm and quiet as I listen with my heart.

I can pray standing up, sitting down, or any time! But when I can, I _____________ to show reverence to my Heavenly Father.